Colossus to Finally Get Some Respect in Deadpool

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 7:12PM
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 7:12PM
Colossus to Finally Get Some Respect in Deadpool
Piotr Rasputin, better known as Colossus, has been one of the most-recognizable members of the X-Men for decades, yet you'd never know that from any of the X-Men films. Though the character has appeared on screen in three movies (X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past), he's been relegated to the background, barely noticeable save for one obligatory scene where he'll turn his flesh to organic steel. But next year's Deadpool looks to change that, as Colossus may finally get the movie treatment he deserves.

For one thing, the character is actually being played by a Russian (!): Andre Tricoteux, who is also a stuntman in addition to being an actor. But that's not all. Deadpool is going to expand Colossus's role from the X-Men movies, and also keep him closer to the comics' classic version. In a Q&A with Tech Times, Tricoteux says of the role: 

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"The Colossus you're going to see in Deadpool is very true to the original character in the comic book. [Director] Tim Miller had a really clear vision, and the Deadpool people had a really clear vision of what they wanted. They wanted Colossus to be very traditional to the original story ... I think you're going to get to see more of who Colossus is. Like I said, we kept him really traditional to the comic book. So yes, I think people will get a better sense of who he is. But I think there's still a lot more to be told about him. Colossus has been around in the comics since the '70s, so I mean, I think you could do your own movie on him. Yeah, you're going to get to see a little bit more of who he is and kind of his outlook on the world ... I can't give too much away. We kept it very traditional to the comic books. Actually, we kept it exactly like the comics, so you could be able to derive your own conclusion from that."
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Sounds to us like we're getting a no-nonsense Russian Colossus, who should provide the perfect contrast alongside the Merc With a Mouth. Excited for this movie yet?

Via: Comicbookmovie.com
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